Her Majesty’s Aberration, published in 1948 in Astounding Science Fiction

“Her Majesty’s Aberration”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette

Publication date: March 1948

Original publication: Astounding Science Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Ole Doc Methuselah

Story description: When Ole Doc Methuselah lands on the planet Dorcon, he finds murderously hostile inhabitants, a mad queen with a face disfigured by an assassin’s bomb, and her deposed tubercular son—the true king—and his wife and child imprisoned in the palace dungeon. Ole Doc restores the old queen’s beauty and sanity, and puts the son back on his rightful throne.

Currently available in the book Ole Doc Methuselah.